Monday, January 17, 2011

The Month of Quoting Nietzsche, part XVII

"Only great pain, the long, slow pain that takes its time--on which we are burned, as it were, with green wood--compels us philosophers to descend into our ultimate depths and to put aside all trust, everything good-natured, everything that would interpose a veil, that is mild, that is medium--things in which formerly we may have found our humanity. I doubt that such pain makes us 'better'; but I know that it makes us more profound." -- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science